If you’re looking for an alternative to fiberglass insulation, cellulose insulation may be an option. Made from recycled newspaper, cellulose insulation can be blown into open attics or packed into closed wall cavities.
WHAT IS CELLULOSE INSULATION?
Cellulose insulation is typically made from recycled paper. During manufacturing the paper is properly treated to minimize fire risk. The paper is manufactured into blown-in insulation.
Cellulose insulation is installed in one of two ways:
- Dry cellulose in a loose product that is used similarly to blown-in fiberglass insulation. It can be blown into open cavities like attics or dense packed into closed cavities like finished walls.
- Stabilized cellulose contains an adhesive and works similarly to blown-in blanket insulation. Stabilized cellulose is sprayed into open cavities like walls of new construction. By completely filling all areas of an open cavity, stabilized cellulose can create a thermal blanket to provide even greater insulating value.
WHEN YOU SHOULD USE CELLULOSE INSULATION
Cellulose insulation can be used similarly to how blown-in fiberglass insulation is used, with the ability to have it blown into nearly any space. Cellulose insulation can be ideal for closed walls of existing homes that need better insulation. Cellulose insulation is dense packed in existing walls through access points made into the wall. Loose fill cellulose insulation also provides an effective insulation method for attics, either as primary insulation or as a second layer over existing insulation.
Our experienced insulation team can evaluate your project to recommend the proper insulation type and application method. If you’re interested in installing cellulose insulation, another type of insulation or have questions about the wide variety of insulation types we offer, call us today!